On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, actor Demetrius Shipp, Jr. joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to talk about Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors beat the Rockets 119-106 to take a 1-0 lead in the series, with Kevin Durant giving Houston 37 points. Do the Rockets have an answer for KD? Also, Gil explains what James Harden did wrong despite dropping a game-high 41 points, before completely slandering one unfortunate Rockets player who may find himself benched soon.
Looking ahead to tonight’s Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, the panel asks if LeBron James and the Cavs can rebound after Boston blew them out 108-83 in the series opener, with Marcus Morris holding King James to just 15 points on 5-for-16 shooting. Even if LBJ balls out, will the rest of the Cavs deliver? Plus, whose adjustments will prevail: Celtics coach Brad Stevens’ or LeBron’s with his photographic memory of games?
On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, allowing states to legalize betting on sports. Resident gambling addict Adam asks if legal sports betting will corrupt sports any more than illegal gambling did, if leagues were ever truly concerned about the “integrity of the game,” and how the ruling will affect players, collective bargaining, and salary caps moving forward.
Finally, after LiAngelo Ball told ESPN it’s a “priority” to be drafted by the Lakers and to play with his older brother Lonzo, Gil and the guys discuss whether Gelo should reevaluate his priorities given his shaky draft stock. Also, how should other teams feel about him being “willing to play” for them. Is there an NBA team he’d fit on? Is he even good enough to play in the summer league? The G League? Plus, Demetrius shares some inside info on Gelo that he got from his UCLA connect.
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